Reshaping Pakistan’s Digital HR Landscape with SAP

Human Resources (HR) has evolved far beyond its traditional roles of managing hiring and payroll. In the rapidly advancing digital age, HR is at the forefront of innovation, leveraging technology to shape the workplaces of tomorrow.
Following the success of Digital HR – Create the Experience in Karachi in 2022, TMC presented its second installment, Digital HR – Empower to Experience in Lahore on August 22, 2023. This event, like its predecessor, was a pioneering gathering that united industry experts, HR leaders, and visionary thinkers. It continued to shed light on how digital transformation is fundamentally altering HR practices and reshaping the landscape of business operations. TMC envisions an ongoing tradition of hosting such events annually, shaping the future of HR through digital transformation.

Exploring the Impact of Digital Transformation in HR

Digital HR – Empower to Experience! Amidst the bustling city of Lahore, the event drew together leaders in HR to delve into the profound impact of digital technologies and specific solutions on HR. As technology continues to redefine industries, the conference promised to uncover the intricate interplay between technological advancements and HR strategies.

Key Insights from Thought Leaders of HR

Mohammad Naukhez Arslan, Chief Customer Officer at TMC, set the tone for the event. He emphasized the pivotal theme of placing people at the core of digital transformation. Arslan stressed the role of technology as an enabler, enriching employee experiences while driving overall business growth.

Putting People First: A Keynote Perspective

Saquib Ahmed, SAP’s Country Managing Director Pakistan, took the stage with a thought-provoking keynote address centered around the principle of “Putting People First.” Mr. Ahmed underscored that prioritizing the employees not only boosts satisfaction and productivity but also nurtures a culture of inclusivity, empathy, and continuous development.

Unlocking the Core Power of AI in the field of HR

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is reshaping industries like never before! And HR is no exception. Faraz Ul Haq, Regional Solution Advisor – HXM at SAP, delved into the immense potential of AI in HR. He illuminated how AI-powered processes and spanning talent acquisition to predictive analytics, can drive informed decision-making and streamlined operations.

Accelerating Organizational Growth through Digitalization

Zain Khawaja, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Lucky Core Industries, shared valuable insights into digitalizing people-centric processes to drive organizational growth. His extensive expertise underscored the connection between efficient HR practices and holistic business success, demonstrating his deep understanding of the intersection between technology and HR. 

Reframing Employee Experience: A Human-Centric Approach

Ali Qamar, Partner at EY Ford Rhodes, explored the concept of a human-centric employee experience. Qamar’s talk emphasized the significance of prioritizing employee well-being to foster a more productive and satisfying work environment, benefiting both employees and the organization.

Real Stories of Digital Transformation

A panel discussion featuring representatives from Fauji Foods, Engro Corp, Treet Group, and Oil & Gas Development Company Limited, moderated by Naila Sabahat of SAP, showcased success stories in digital transformation. The conversation revolved around how this transformation is reshaping HR’s future by addressing challenges and unlocking opportunities.

Enriching Talent and Retention through Digital Transformation

Naheel Rauf Khan Sherwani, Manager SAP at Engro Corp, unveiled Engro’s journey of talent enrichment and retention through HR digital transformation. He showcased how this strategic approach aimed to boost employee development and engagement, contributing to sustainable growth.

Showcasing Digital Transformation: FFBL’s Story

M. Naeem Iqbal, Section Manager of Business Applications at FFBL, illuminated FFBL’s digital transformation narrative. He showcased how technology-driven processes bolstered efficiency within FFBL’s HR domain, leading to enhanced overall effectiveness.

Culmination and Future Prospects

As the event drew to a close, Abdul Haseeb, TMC’s Managing Director, delivered a closing note, acknowledging the participants and pointing out the key takeaway from this event is that digital transformation is reshaping the landscape of Human Resources (HR) in profound ways. Through innovative technologies like SAP SuccessFactors (SAP Human Experience Management – HXM Suite), organizations can prioritize employees, enhance their experiences, and drive holistic business growth. He encouraged to embrace this movement, where HR is stepping confidently into a promising future.

A Step Towards Transformation with SAP SuccessFactors (SAP HXM) in Pakistan

The Lahore DigitalHR event marked a significant milestone in the journey of digital transformation in HR. It showcased the potential of technology to elevate HR practices, paving the way for a future where organizations use SAP Human Experience Management and SAP SuccessFactors tools to create enriched employee experiences. It also elaborated on using Employee Experience Management as a method to measure employee experiences, streamline operations, and foster exponential growth. As HR embraces digital transformation, it strides confidently into the promising horizon of tomorrow’s workplace.